Stop thinking about what you wished to do when you were an adult. Think about, as you are an adult now, how can you feel like a child again?
Connecting to your inner child can be a fun experience. You can swim, read a book, write a poem or eat your favorite fruit.
You can dedicate a little time every day so that you can connect to your inner child. You can color or watch a marathon of your childhood favorite tv show. Research has indicated that by connecting to your inner child you can increase your understanding of yourself, your creativity and it can also help you heal.
Inner child means everything that we may have studied in our childhood years. You can heal by connecting to your inner child if you observe your traumas and patterns that affect you that may have been caused when you were younger.
This topic can be researched heavily, but for now, we can share with you some easy ways through which you can feel like a child again. Here are some options, we advise you to choose one that resonates the most with you.
“Far too many people misunderstand what *putting away childish things* means and think that forgetting what it is like to think and feel and touch and smell and taste and see and hear like a three-year-old or a thirteen-year-old or a twenty-three-year-old means being grown-up. When I’m with these people I, like the kids, feel that if this is what it means to be a grown-up, then I don’t ever want to be one. Instead of which, if I can retain a child’s awareness and joy, and *be* fifty-one, then I will really learn what it means to be grown-up.” – Madeline L’Engle
You can paint. You can use crayons, pencils, scissors, and paper. Make something that will make you feel good. You should let go of rules and color outside the lines if you want to.
You can recreate a childhood day. Think of a day that you thought was perfect as a child and then repeat it. What did you enjoy as a kid? Diving, parties, zoo, museum, or a sleepover? Make a plan and make it happen.
You can play to connect with your inner child. You could pick cards, puzzles or go to a rink and roll away your stress.
If you have childhood friends, you can hang out with them. Not many people are still connected to the people they grew up with. If you are, call them. You can also call a sibling if you want. If you have a friend that is not from your childhood but is still fun, you could hang out with them as well. You could write a play and act, take a walk, or just plain giggle.
Did you like the boombox as a kid? Well now, with technology, you can listen to almost every piece of music ever recorded. Play an album that you enjoyed as a child. You will be surprised that you still remember the lyrics.
Take a break from your phone. As a child, parents often used to ground us by making us give up screen time, and then we would play make-believe, try that.
Engage your curiosity. Go to a place that you have never been to or research a subject you do not know about. Light your curiosity and do not let the world bow you down.